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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01525
Date Filed2017-07-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionReporter Jason Leopold and Buzzfeed submitted FOIA requests the FBI, EOUSA, and the Criminal Division at the Justice Department for records concerning investigations into the death of Mikhail Lesin, an advisor to Vladamir Putin. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further concerning the status of their request, Leopold and Buzzfeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantU.S. DOJ CRIMINAL DIVISION
DefendantU.S. DOJ EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS
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2017-07-281COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5051867), filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-282REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the Attorney General of the United States filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-283REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the United States Attorney's Office filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-314REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the U.S. Department of Justice filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-315REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-316REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the U.S. DOJ Criminal Division filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-317REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the U.S. DOJ Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-318REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the Attorney General of the United States filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-319REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for the United States Attorney's Office filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC..(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-31Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (md) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
2017-08-0210SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DOJ CRIMINAL DIVISION, U.S. DOJ EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
2017-08-1711RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 8/9/2017 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1712RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/7/2017 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1713RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DOJ CRIMINAL DIVISION served on 8/7/2017 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1714RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DOJ EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS served on 8/7/2017 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1715RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/7/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/6/2017. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1716RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/7/2017. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-18NOTICE OF ERROR re 11 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant; emailed to matt@loevy.com, cc'd 2 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please refile document, 2. Document scanned incorrectly; Please rescan and refile as an attachment to an Errata. (znmw, ) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
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